2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 22

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For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Star (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles include: “Star-struck,” “Star Man,” “Star Wars Prequels Aren't Star Wars Movies,” “Starter Set,” "Stark Raving Mad," and so on. Remember: I'm totally fine with prompts that get bent a bit.

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Here’s my attempt at a Star Blank Poem:

“Star Chart”

the evening sky is a black sheet
with pinpoint holes displaying
the cosmos or it's a vacuum

separated by giant balls of gas

that give and take away life

without consideration

& here is a grid that collects
what we know which we know
is not as much as we will know

& knowing that we still talk

about our knowledge as if

we know what we're talking about

which of course we don't

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Robert Lee Brewer loves to look at the stars and consider the possibilities of all that universe. So much opportunity for life to exist elsewhere, and the strange chance that all the pieces that happened to fall into place for our Earth to harbor life may make it unique compared to anywhere else.

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Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he gets to do a million things to help writers find more success with their writing (including this blog). He’s also the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53).

Connect with him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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